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Ten Weeks of Tangible Presence

Back in February I made an appeal to you for prayer. I shared with you that God was calling me to step out in faith; to follow Him rather than stay comfortable. I told you that God was calling me to a season of faith where my trust in Him would be without borders

And at that time, it looked really scary.

I shared with you that I was about to enter a challenging schedule of ministry. Tomorrow will be the completion of ten weeks of intense ministry and I want to thank those of you who have been interceding for me.

God opened doors this year and sent me to some unexpected mission fields and through some unexpected schedule changes. This faith journey included an early arrival with a hospital stay, the threat of Dengue Fever, and cramming twenty thousand travel miles into ten weeks! But it also included seeing God work in incredible ways, hearing stories of transformation, watching repentance occur right before my eyes and witnessing spiritual birth in response to God’s pursuit.

In the midst of this ten weeks of stretching, the Father did an unexpected work in my heart. He renewed my passion and grew me in ways I didn’t realize were needed. He’s allowed me to experience the reality of His power displayed through my weakness:

[box]And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor. 12:9–10)[/box]

This has truly been a season of “trust and obey” taking one step at a time while keenly aware that as I walk by the Spirit, I am experiencing God in tangible and fresh ways.

Today, I’m on my way to speak again. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the Word at the “Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference” in Central Pennsylvania. Over the course of these weeks, I’ve met scores of women who are hurting and at a point of crisis, so I go to this last event knowing there will probably be more needy women there also.

Women are struggling under guilt, shame, hopelessness, and a never-ending-cycle of defeat.

Will you pray?

Our Rescuer delights in setting captives free, in lifting women from the pit of shame, in restoring broken relationships, and providing power for victory over sin! I’m asking God to continue the refining work He is doing in me, but may it also overflow to others and give them hope for what God can do in them.

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4 Comments

  • Barbara J. Lange

    I will be praying for you tomorrow as I sit and listen to you share your heart tomorrow. Thank you for sharing one more time! You must be exhausted in every way. Isaiah 40:30 and 31, “Even youths grow tired and weary,and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

    Looking forward to hearing God’s encouragement through you tomorrow! I am bringing my cousin who really needs this. Don’t we all? Hugs!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Barbara ~

    I’m so glad you are coming and bringing your cousin. I look forward to meeting her and reconnecting with you! Thank you so much for your precious words of encouragement, and especially for your prayers. I love the Scripture you sent. Yes, God is faithful to supply strength to the weary, I am truly a recipient of that!!

    Love and prayers for you, friend ~

  • Jody Gates

    Hi Kimberly,
    I have no idea how I missed all your excitement. This year I started limiting FB time, so I’ve missed keeping up with you somehow. You’ve had ten weeks of excitement!! 🙂 We tend to make our plans then God moves doesn’t He?!! Thankful your new baby is doing well!! Praying for you as you embrace God’s women who need the Good News and can live in freedom and the love of our Savior!!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much for your prayers! Glad to hear from you, hope all is well with you and your family! And if you want to stay connected here on the blog, you can subscribe by putting your email address in the “Subscribe” box (upper left column of home page) and you’ll get a new email with blog post Mon through Fri. I don’t use Facebook every day, so I don’t always put the new posts on there.

    Blessings, Friend ~